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White House insists Biden takes classified documents seriously after he says no regrets over quarter of a million migrant Encounters in December alone CBP confirms McCarthy questions key details of Biden Doc's Discovery who told attorneys to search.

Indiana Walmart gunman targeted employees at meeting left Suicide Note police 49ers announced passing of former star player coach this is breaking news I'm Aaron Burnett in Washington White House insists Biden takes classified documents seriously after he says no regrets.

White House Press Secretary Kareem Jean-Pierre repeatedly refused to answer questions about Biden's handling of classified documents White House Press Secretary Kareem Jean-Pierre on Friday refused to answer reporters questions about the classified documents found at President Biden's Wilmington Delaware home or the.

President's comment that he has no regrets about his handling of these materials during a press briefing Jean-Pierre announced Biden is retreating to his home in Rehoboth Beach Delaware for the weekend but when she was asked if his trip home had anything to do with the classified.

Documents that were found at his Wilmington residence Jean-Pierre dodged the question and referred reporters to the White House council's office or the Department of Justice for new developments I'm not going to comment on that piece at all from here I'm just going to continue to be prudent.

And consistent and respect the Department of Justice process Jean-Pierre said another reporter asked a follow-up question about a statement Biden made while touring California to observe storm recovery efforts on Thursday we found a handful of documents were filed in the wrong place Biden said.

We immediately turned them over to the National Archives and the justice department we're fully cooperating and looking forward to getting this result quickly he added I think you're going to find there's nothing there I have no regrets I'm following what the lawyers have told.

Me they want me to do it's exactly what we're doing there's no they're there asked what he meant Jean-Pierre refused to comment further I'm not going to get into specifics or I'm not going to go beyond what the president has said she told reporters I will reiterate from here basically.

What he said to all of you many times at this point that he does indeed take classified information seriously he does indeed take classified documents seriously I'm just not going to go beyond that she added Jean-Pierre refused to comment on additional follow-up questions letting.

The president's words stand for itself the White House said Biden attorneys discovered classified documents and official records on four separate occasions on November 2nd at the offices of the Penn Biden Center in Washington on December 20th in the garage of the president's Wilmington home and on November 11th and 12th in the.

President's Home Library Biden previously lambasted his predecessor over his possession of such sensitive records attorney general Merrick Garland last week appointed Robert Herr a former Maryland U.S attorney to serve a special counsel to oversee the Justice Department's inquiry into the documents.

Over quarter of a million migrant Encounters in December alone CDP confirms the number surpasses the 179 253 encountered in December the number of Migrant encounters at the southern Border in December surpassed 250 000 in December alone Customs and Border Protection CBP confirmed Friday.

Evening marking a new high for the bidenera Border crisis as it enters its third year there were 251 487 migrant encounters at the southern border for the month of December surpassing the 179 253 encountered in December 2021 and the 73.

994 encountered in December 2020. sources had told Fox news earlier this week that the number of encounters would surpass 250 000 which is even higher than the peak in 2022's historic year which came in May when numbers hit 241 1136 during what are typically busier summer months that brings the three-month sum for fi.

2023 which began on October 1st to 717 660 total encounters already of the migrants encountered 66.78 or 479 229 were single adults the figure comes after two years of a historic and record-breaking migrant crisis that has overwhelmed communities.

And officials caused tensions between cities deep in the U.S interior over the busing of migrants and marked a significant political headache for the administration December brought significant uncertainty with a dramatic back and forth over the status of title 42 which has been used to expel migrants at the border rapidly.

Since March 2020 a court had ordered the public health order be ended on December 21st the uncertainty around the order some migrants fled to the Border but the ending of the order was put on hold by the Supreme Court Republicans and some Democrats expressed concern that the orders end would lead.

To a surge in encounters at the border the Biden Administration said it had a plan in place to handle any additional numbers and repeatedly said that the Border was not open even if and when title 42 ends of course the numbers will be higher when Republican elected officials like Smugglers falsely proclaimed the border.

Is open because of a court order to lift title 42 an Administration official told Fox News digital on Friday the official also said that new measures announced in October to deal with a surge in Venezuelan migrants which combined a limited humanitarian parole program with expanded removals under title 42 are working.

CBP said in its release that there was an 82 percent drop in encounters since September dropping from roughly 1100 a day the week before the process was announced to about 100 a day in December despite their misinformation our border enforcement measures continue to hold strong with the number of Venezuelan Nationals arriving at the border.

Unlawfully continuing to drop dramatically the official said Republicans have blamed the Biden administration's rolling back of trump-era Border protections such as the migrant protection protocols as well as its moves to narrow interior immigration enforcement and to push for Pathways to citizenship for millions of illegal.

Immigrants the Biden Administration meanwhile has blamed Republicans for failing to pass a sweeping Immigration Reform Bill in Congress while also touting its efforts to crack down on International smuggling increase cooperation with Western hemisphere countries and expand legal Asylum avenues that were cut during the.

Prior Administration we're executing a comprehensive strategy to secure our borders and build a safe orderly and Humane immigration system working within a broken system in desperate need of legislative reform DHS secretary Alejandro mayorkas said Thursday in a speech to the U.S Conference of mayors.

Majorcus has emphasized that the migration challenge is hemisphere-wide saying that mass migration has gripped our hemisphere there have been signs of tougher approach to enforcement this month by the administration President Biden visited the border in El Paso Texas and preceded it by announcing.

That the parole program and title 42 expulsions for Venezuelans will also be expanded to include Haitians nicaraguans and Cubans DHS has also introduced a rule that would make migrants ineligible for Asylum if they had passed through a safe country and failed to claim Asylum there a move that led to condemnation from.

Left-wing groups as well as the United Nations A source told Fox News digital that because of the enforcement measures taking place at the current rate CBP is on track to see the lowest levels of encounters since February 2021 in a statement acting CBP commissioner Troy Miller said that there were signs.

In the data that the measures are working the December update shows our new border enforcement measures are working even as overall encounters Rose because of Smugglers spreading misinformation around the court ordered lifting of the title 42 Public Health order we continued to see a sharp decline in the.

Number of Venezuelans unlawfully crossing our Southwest border down 82 percent from September 2022 he said early data suggests the expanded measures for Cubans Haitians and nicaraguans are having a similar impact and we look forward to sharing the additional data in the next update however the new numbers are likely to.

Only ramp up political pressure on the administration including majorcas who is facing calls for his impeachment from Republicans who have taken the House Majority this month and have pledged to make the Border crisis one of their main priorities the house oversight committee announced this week that it will hold a hearing on.

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